ERIC Number: ED403994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Oklahoma Kids Count Factbook '96.
This data book presents findings of the Kids Count Project on current conditions faced by Oklahoma children age birth through 18. This second annual factbook organizes state and county data over a period of time to enable conditions for children in each county to be compared and ranked. The benchmark indicators studied include low birthweight infants, infant mortality, births to teens, child abuse and neglect, child and teen deaths, children living in poverty, high school drop-outs, and juvenile crime arrests. Each benchmark indicator is fully defined and examined individually, with data presented on the counties with the ten highest rates, change over the years of available data, and racial data. The report illustrates that there is little to suggest improvement from the statewide picture of children provided by the 1995 issue. Three benchmarks continued to worsen: low birthweight infants, child abuse, and juvenile arrests. Two benchmarks showed continued improvement--infant mortality and child death. The benchmark for high school drop-outs ceased its past improvement and showed little change. Although no new data for child poverty was available, census estimates indicate that child poverty statewide continues to worsen. (SD)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Crime, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Mortality Rate, Social Indicators, State Programs, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Well Being, Youth Problems
Oklahoma Kids Count, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, 420 NW 13th Street, Suite 101, Oklahoma City, OK 73103.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Inst. for Child Advocacy, Inc., Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Kids Count.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma